APED – Prompt 11: How Do You Choose to See?

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This poem was written for A Prompt Each Day, a daily dose of inspiration.  For today’s prompt – we were given the above quote to inspire our writing.


Here is my attempt:

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How do you choose to see the world

With one eye shut –

Two steps behind the pack?


Or do you choose to see and breathe

And jump right in –

No looking back?


One’s eyes twisted – quick to glance

Shall grasp no meaning

they look not deep.


Yet eyes that search and linger still

Are filled with promise

And treasures deep.


Eyes closed tight cannot perceive

While squinting-

They let in no light.


And rose that blossoms – is blooming still

with sheltered eyes-

Its beauty ceases to ignite.


Yet for the eye that passions raised

Is convinced-

There’s more to see.


A blossom helps pursue the dream

A garden some day-

That rose shall be.


So look not quickly – stay a while

At beauty’s feet

The lessons lie.


If we refuse to truly see

Real meaning-

Is what our hearts deny.


(C)  S. J. 2015


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9 thoughts on “APED – Prompt 11: How Do You Choose to See?

  1. Beautiful!!
    Beyond words!
    This is my favorite part:

    If we refuse to truly see

    Real meaning-

    Is what our hearts deny.

    Since I myself am not good with poems, I am always wonder struck by those who skillfully use the words to describe the essence of something. You have just done that!

    P.S Nice blog 🙂

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    • Thanks so much. Still a poet-in-training (so to speak) although I’ve been writing most of my life. I fell in love with the written word – and still continue to find it enchanting. Thanks so much for your kind words – and your willingness to share. It means so much.

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    • Thank you. I sat down before starting the blog and tried to come up with names. At the time I was really focusing on writing a lot of poems for my kids. I probably came up with thirty names or more but this was the first one and for some reason it struck a chord. To me . . . It sounded a bit poetic.

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